BIRTH. DATIE8- March 14th, the wife of Mr. D. Davies, 33 Mount Pleasant. Denbigh, of twins, EDWARDS March 17th, the wife of Mr. Rebert Bdwards, carrier, 39 Hanlian Street, Denbigh, of a daughter. GaWVITHS—March 14th, at Cilcen Hall, near Mold, the wife of Mr. J. H, Griffiths, of a daughter- stillborn. JOWES—March 9th, at Hill Ctcage, Greenfield, Holywell, the wife of Mr. Albeit E. Jones, of a daughter. MORGANS-March 14th, at Battery Row, Greenfield, Holywell, the wife of Mr. Samuel Morgans, of twins. PBOTHKBOE-—March 10th. the wife of the Rev. W. Lloyd Protheroe, vicar of Llanasa, of a daughter. THOMAS — February 27th, the wife of Mr. Griffith Thomas, joiner, Hill Cottage, Trefriw, of a daughter -first-born. MARRIAGES. WILCOX—WEBSTER—March 8th, at St. Mark's Church' M&nL,fiel. Notti-ngbaMShiTe, by the Rev. A. G. Henley, Mr. Georze Wilcox, Milford Street, Mold, to Miss Nellie Webster, of Mansfield. DEATHS. ADAMS -March lltb, aged 66 years, at 4 Madoc Terrace, Mold, Mr. Absalom Adams. EDWARDs-March 12th, aged seven months, at 29 Garden Place, Mold, Henry, infant child of Mr. Henry Edwards. Jones—March 7th, aged 62 years, Diana, the beloved wife of Mr. John Jones, Bryn Hyfryd, Bryn Eglwys, naer Corwen. MYDDLETON —March lltb, aged 17 years, after long and painful Uuess, Mr. Robert Thomas, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.. Thomas and Mary Myddleton, 33 Millward Terrace, Henllan Street, Denbigh. He was interred at Eglwys Wen, on Wednesday, the 15th. when h's fellow workmon, the employees of the BANER and NORTH WALES TIMES Office-which establishment was closed in the atternoon joined in the laat tribute of respect to the deceased. OWENS—March 17th, Elizabeth, widow of the late Mr. John Owens, shoemaker and lamplighter, Broomhill Lane, Denbigh. STORY-March 12th, aged 51 years, after long and severe illness. Mr. William Henry Story, eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William and Elizabeth Story, Coppy, Denbigh. In Memoriam. ROBERTs-In loving memory of my dear sister (Lizaie), Talardy Cottages, St. Asaph, who died March 19th, 1898. The cup was bitter, the loss severe, To put with one that was loved so dear It was God's will it should be so, At his command we all must go. M. ROBERTS.
WELSH MARKETS. DENBIGH. March 15th,—The market on Wednesday was a very larg one, on account of the monthly fair being held. Prices were about the same as last week Wheat sold at from 9 Od to 9a 3d per hobbet; barley, 8a Od to 8 fift oats. 5s 6d to tis Cd per hobbet. Fresh butter, Is 3:1 per tõ; Rmall tubs, Is 2d; and large ditto, loa per lb. aiggs, from 22 to 24 for a Is. Fowls. from 33 Gel t- 4s fid per couple. Potatoes, from 5s to fis per hobbet. Oatmeal, 2d par lb. LLANQEFNI. March 9th. Oats, from 13s. 6d. to 14s. 6d. per quarter; potatoes, 2s. 6d. to 2s. 9d. per cwt.; fresh butter, la 4d per lb wool, 7d to 71d per lb; fowls, 3s 91 to 4s Od per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 4s 6d per couple. Eggs, 18 to 2 for a Is. Young pigs, 15s to 19s each fat pigs, 3J1 per lb. RUTHIN, March 13th. Prices were as follow: — Wheat, from 9s Od to 9s 6d per hobbet; barley, 8s Od to 10s Od oats, 5s 6d to 6s 6d.; short ditto, 63 6d to 7s 6d. Fresh butter, from Is Id to Is 2d per lb; salt butter, Od to Od per lb; fowls, 3s 61 to 5s per couple. Ducks. Os Od to Os Od. Begs, from 20 to 22 for a Is. Bacon rigs, 3d per Ib: porkers, 311; stores, 31d; and sows, 2id per lb.
CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS. BIRVENHEAD.-A_qric,ultural P)-oduee. -March 14th. -Hay, old, E2 10s to zE3 per ton old clover, 23 to S3 1 wheat straw, kl 78 dd to 61 12s 6d; ditto, oat, £1 t » JE1 7s 6d; trrnips, Yl 5; mangel wurzal, Cl and manure, from 2s to 4s per ton. LONDON. — Agricultural Produce. lrIarch 14th.— Fair supplies, and trade very quiet at the following p' prices: Good to prime hay, from 60s to 82s Od; Inferior to fair hay, 40s to 55s; good to prime clover, 70s to 98s; inferior to fair ditto, 50s to 68s; mixture and sainfoin, 50s to 80s; straw, 243 to 36s per load. LIVERPOOL. — Wholesale Vegetable. March 15th.— PotatoesGiants, 2s 2d to 2s 4d main crops, 28 9d to 3s 3d brace. 2s 4d to 2s 9d champions, 2s 4d to 2s 6d per cwt. Turnips, 8d to It per dozen buncties; ditto swedes, Is 4d to Is 6d per cwt; carrots, 2s 9d to 3s 6d per cwt. Onions, English, 63 3d to 7s; ditto, foreign, 4s to 58 per cwt. LIVEBPOOL. St. John's Market. illarch 15th.— Beef, 6d to 9d per lb; nfutton, fid to 9d veal, 7d to 9d; lamb, fes qnarter, 178 to 20s; ditto, hind quar ter, 13s to 17s; fresh pork, 6d to 8d per lb tresh butter, Is 2d to Is 4d per pound; ditto, salt. Is Od to Is 2d per Th; eggs, per 120, 6s Si. DENBIGH. March 14th.—A fairly 100d supply of cattle, wh ist the number cf aheep offered was only small; and the sale of almost all kinds of stock was slow. The prizes were as follow :_Store cattle—18 months old steers and heifers, from £ 5 to 28 two- year old, S8 to £ 10; three-year old bullocks, from P,10 to £13 10s Milch cows were lower than at the kwlt fair, and sold at from £10 to £16, Sheep-Welsh wethers, about 23s each; yearling hogs, 17s. There were no couples shown. WREXHAM, March 13th.—There was a fairly large supply of stock, and trade ruled brisk. Beef made from 5d to rAl per Th; mutton, 6d to 7jd; and veal, 5id to 7|1. Dairy cows ranged from £L4108 to 219 10s each, while stirks and barrens made from 29 to Sll each. There was a good supply of calves, and rearing calves made up to 53s apiece. Pigs were plen- tiful, and changed hands at from 8a to 8s 6:1 per score pounds. Bulls made up to B14 each. SALFORD, March 14th.—There was a decrease of 222 In the number of beasts, and 257 in the supply of sheep, compared with last week, The stock numbered:— beasts, 2,380: sheep, 8,847: calves, 305; and pigs, 99. Quotations: -Beef, from 5d to 6-|rl; sheep, 5id to 8id; and calves, Hd tr, 8ii per lb. Pigs. 7s lOd to 8s 4d per 20 lbs. Tt^ue quiet generally, though here aod there slightly more active than last week. BIRMINGHAM, March 16th -Fair supplies, and quiet trade. Beef, 6<1 to 6 1 for be.t Herefordshire; 41d to 6d for other qnallt'es mutton, 5d to Sid; lamb, 10d to lid por lb BMia pigs, 7s Iljd to II per 2) lbs; porkets, 93 to 9; 6 i; «aws, 6s 3i to 6s 6d per 20 lbs. Los DON, March 16th, -Only a few beast on offer, consisting chiefly of fat bulls and rough cattle, which met a moderate d?maud, at late rates. Sheep were In moderate supply, but the demand f<w wethers was slow at late rates; ewes in quiet demand, and prices weak 7 £ st to 8st Down wethers quoted at 5s 8d to 5s lOd; 9st ditto, 5s 6d to 5s 8d; 10st half-breds, 5s 2d to 5s 4d; lOst Down ewes, 4s to 4s 2d and list half-bred ditto, 3s 8d to 3s lOd per 8 Iba, Lambs met a slow demand 5st Downs, 7s to 7s 2d Calf trade ruled firm, the best on offer making 6s to 63 2d per 8Ibs., sinking the offal. DUBLIN, March 16th.-Prime heifer'and ox beef, 541 to 56s: tip top quality, 57a to 60s; secondary, 48s Od to 52s 6d per cwt. Prime wether mutton, Bid to 7d; ewe. 5icl to 6J1: vsal, choice, 7 d to 8d; inferior, d to 6d per Th, Hoggets, 36s to 45s; lambs, 14s to 36a each.
?*R.E SUN Insurance Office- Sum Insured in 1897— £ 425,000,000. For particulars, apply to the following Agents- Bala—Mr. R. L. Jones, Mount Pleasant. Bangor—Mr. James Smith. „ Mr. Richard Hall. Barmouth—Mr. B. F. Anderson. Beaumaris-IVIr. Frederick Geary. Carnarvon—Mr. William Hugh Owen. Conway—Mr. C- Droyer, Deganwy, Llandudno. Denbigh—Mr. J. H. Jones. Dolgelley—Mr. T. P. Jones Parry. Holyhead—Mr. Owen Hughes. Holywell—Mr. Robert Thomas. Llandudno—Mr. Edgar W. Riches. Llanfyllin-Mr. IViliiam.A- Pughe. Llanidloes-lllr. Bennett Rowlands. Llangefni-Mr. William Thomas. Llangollen-Messrs. Minshull & Parry Jones. Llanrwst-Mr. E. Jones Owen. Mold-Messrs. Kelly, Keen & Co. Portmadog—Mr. J. Tobias, Solicitor. Rhoa-ou-Sea—Mr. P. J. Kent. St. Asaph—Mr. Llewelyn Lloyd. Welshpool-Mr. D. Wall. Wrebam-Mr. Trevor G. Boscawen.
THE FREE CHURCHES. ONE of the most hopeful signs of our times, is the increased unity and brotherly love between the various Nonconformist denominations. To a certain extent, no doubt, sectarian zeal is productive of good, but too much of it is an unmitigated evil. Wales is, no doubt, the home of a religious nation, but sectarian jealousy has oftimes marred an otherwise beautiful and peace- ful Principality, It is with thankfulness, therefore, that we recognise the closer federation of the churches of Christ, and the pity of it is, that state thraldom and official shackles prevents the inclusion of thousands of right-minded Churchmen in this federation. An object lesson in this direction may be seen this week in Liverpool where the an- nual conference of the National Council of the Evangelical Free Churches meet. This is rather a high-sounding name, but for once a name of this character denotes an associa- tion which has at heart the best of all possible objects, and whose members include some of the best, wisest, and most learned men of the country. This unity and brotherhood of the Non- conformist churches is much greater and more real than that which is supposed to exist, but doss not, between the different factions in the Church of England. There are many important differences between the representatives who this week meet at Liverpool, but the differences are greater in method than in belief. The Congrega tionalists prefer a system of independent churches, which, to a large extent, are self- governed, and only to a very limited extent controlled by any central authority. The Wesleyan Methodists, have, on the other hand, an elaborate—and a somewhat com- plicated-system, w hicb works fairly smooth- ly wheel within wheel. The Presbyterians (and the Oalvinistic Methodists) have different ideas as to church government, and church discipline. The Baptists pay special regard to one particular doctrine, not to the exclusion of others, but as a fundamental article of their belief. Still, all these great bodies have more in common than they have antagonistic. In fact, they cannot be said to be antagonistic in any! particular, and in those differences that cer- tainly do exist, it is very pleasant to notice that they agree to differ. Some years ago, a plan of re-union among all the Protestant churches was mooted. It was a splendid ideal, but impossible of realisation. The Church of England representatives at once claimed that the Nonconformists should recognise the 'historic episcopate,' which in other words meant that they should acknow- I ledge themselves to be in the wrong in being Nonconformists at all. As might be expected, they did not assent to this un- reasonable demand for self-condemnation, and the suggested union fell through. But the idea was not lost sight of, and it was decided to organise an union of those churches who did not make unreasonable demands upon one another. In the short time it has been in existence, this plan has been a great success. At the present time there are no less than 600 local Free I Church Councils, and they have already made their influence felt in the various neighbourhoods where they have been es- tablished. We look for a good deal of beneficial work from these local councils. One of their most important duties will be to prevent waste. In some districts there is much waste of energy, waste of money, and waste of time, in consequence of two 1 or three denominations striving to obtain possession of one locality. Other districts again are left neglected and uncared for. It is to be hoped that a good deal of this will now be prevented, by a better under- ) standing between the denominations. Many men of fame have been in Liver- pool this week, including Dr. Clifford, the i retiring president; the Rev. W. L. Wil- kinson, an ex-president of the Wealoyan (Conference; the Rev. H. Arnold Thomas, Dr. A. B. Bruce, Dr. W. T. Davison, Dr. Bowman Stephenson, Dr. Maclaren, and others. Among the Welshmen who take prominent part, we find the Rev. H. Price Hughes, Rev. Evan Jones (Carnarvon), Mr. A. T. Davies, Rev. Wynn Davies, &c, I &c. We hope much from this Conference, but we hope more from the work of the local I branches.
| DISESTABLISHMENT. THE movement for the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Church of England is receiving additional strength day by day. The Irish Church has long been disestablished. Here in Wales the question has long been ripe for legislation, and in parliamentary language, has reached the stage of practical politics, and has been the subject of a Government Bill, which, however, was not finally carried through the House of Com mons, because of the defeat of the Liberal Government on another question. In Scotland, the movement in favour of Dis- establishment is also in an advanced stage. It is England alone that has held back, but now the conversion of England is proceed- ing by leaps and bounds. The Ritualists of the Church consciously or unconsciously, make for disestablishment. They are so determined in their adherence to forms and ceremonies not sanctioned by the Prayer Book, and therefore not legal, that many of them are prepared to abandon their emoluments rather than abandon their convictions. Others object to the veto of parliament on things ecclesiastic, and for the sake of freedom, are prepared to sacri- fice the loaves and fishes. Others again are so disgusted with the impotency of the Bishops, that they long to have the Church of England under popular control, so as to purify it of Romanist teachings and Romish practices. De Foe once wrote a pamphlet entitled A short way with the Dissenters.' The Protestant and Evan- gelical sections of the Church of England are prepared to deal with the Ritualists much in the same way, not, of course, by bloodshed, but by casting them out of the Church, bag and baggage, and to enable them to do this, disestablishment and dis- endowment must come. All these forces from within the Church tell most empha- tically in favour of disestablishment. But the particular form of progress in the movement to which we desire to refer this week is, the awakening of the Noncon- formists of England to its importance. At the Council of the Free Churches already alluded to in our previous article, a resolu- tion was unanimously passed in the follow- ing terms That the National Council, whilst rejoicing in the signs of quickened spiritual life in the National Church, deeply deplores the widespread adoption and inculcation of'ideas'and 'practices' by large and increasing numbers of the clergy concerning I religion,' the Church,' the 'priesthood,' the mass,' and the « con- fessional.' (2) The council protests against the defiant, persistent, and unscrupulous determination of such clergy to undo the work of the Reformation as a flagrant wrong in itself, wholly inconsistent with the letter and with the spirit of their con- tract with the State, and entirely inimical to the moral well-being of the nation. (3) And earnestly urges Parliament to do its utmost to maintain its own authority, and to safeguard the Protestantism of the realm (4) Seeing the difficulty the State has in controlling the clergy of the Established Church, the council is convinced that there is no final and effective method of termina- ting the spread of Romanism within, and by, the Anglican Church except that of dissolving the existing connection between the Church and the State, thus setting the Church free for the management of its own, affairs, and delivering the State from the burden of duties it cannot adequately dis- charge, And therefore (5), the National Council appeals, not only to its own mem- bers throughout the country, and to all citizens, but also to the Evangelical party of the Anglican Church, to support a policy of justice and freedom in the interest of real religion, 'sound Protestantism, good government, and the well-being of the nation.' We have said that the above resolution was passed unanimously. When it is con- sidered that the council is composed of members of all the great Nonconformist denominations, this unanimity is significant. It was moved by Dr. Randies, and seconded by the Rev. C. F. Aked, and Mr. P. W. Bunting, a prominent London Wesleyan supported. As may be seen from the word- ing of the resolution, disestablishment was advocated not so much from the standpoint of religious equality, but as the only way to repel the Romanist attack upon the country. Dr. Randles said that' those who were trying to undo the Reformation and take the country back to the darkness, ty- ranny, and cruelty of the middle ages, were their servants, as servants of the nation, and were they to stand by in silence when they saw their servants promoting work which tended to sweeping the very founda tions of national virtue, and to weaken and eat away the fibres of moral rectitude ?' Dr. Randles, alluding to Ritualistic practices in the Church of England, said that it was a disease that would never cure itself, for Satan never casts out Satan.' The Rev. C. F. Aked, in his short but pithy speech, that the Romanisers argued that the devil was the first Protestant, and Judas Iscariot the first anti-ritualist.' As soon as the people understood that all this man-millinery and man-monkery' meant Rome, they would make short work of the business. When the little curate first pro- claimed that he carried about the key of heaven with his latch key, people laughed —they could do little else-but they now understood that something more serious was meant, and they showed that the fires of Smithfield had burnt into the hearts of the people, implacable hatred of everything that spelt Rome. We have said enough to show how earnest were those who passed this resolution. We rejoice in Wales that England is coming to our help, but more particularly to help her- self in the battle for the purity, thorough- ness, and the freedom of our Protestantism.
SLINGS AND ARROWS. LBy A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD}. Official Conservatism cannot be in a very flourishing state in Denbigh, because the two existing Associations, the Conservative Association, and the Constitutional Club, have, I understand, been amalgamated. Of course, there is nothing in the amalgama- tion itself, that proves weakness, but I scarcely think that it would have taken place, had it not been that the subscrip- tions were not enough to justify the exis- tence of both. I understand that the amal- gamation was carried on expeditiously, and, to a certain extent secretly, although 1 cannot very well see how it is possible to join a political association to a limited lia- bility company. What will be the result upon the value of the shares 0 a 0 a I am also in a position to state positively that the 1 Club'—whether to be called Con- stitutional or Conservative, I do not know —has decided to fight every election in future on political lines. That they have done this 'sub-rosa' for a longtime, I know very well, but in future they will not make a secret of it, or if they will, it will be use- less, because the resolution is now on their books. How will this resolution tally with the recent speeches of well-known members of the club, I cannot say. Many of them, time after time I regretted (or pretended to), that politics should have anything to do with municipal matters. They will have now to swallow their regret, and in its place manufacture a new kind of rejoicing. m 9 m ■» I am told tbitt the Denbigh Town Council is likely to dispose of the I hospital; so long an eye sore at Glas Meadows. Of course, the Council will lose money by it, but that cannot be helped. It was put up in a panic, and legislation in a panic is seldom good. At the same time, who is going to say that the 'white elephant' has not done some good It was erected when small-pox was raging in several parts of the country, and pressure was being put upon local autho- rities to put up isolation hospitals. I believe I am correct in stating that from that day to this, not a single case of small- pox has broken out in the borough. Surely 'prevention is better than cure.' I do not wish to joke over such a serious subject as this, but I believe that what I have related is an undoubted fact. • • m m Although the 'hospital' has not been tenanted by men or women, I believe that it has scarcely ever been empty of tenants of another kind. I allude to the rabbits. These wise little animals very soon found where to obtain a roof over their beads, and in this corrugated iron temple genera- tions of them have been born, and not a few have been killed. This colony will now, I suppose, if the proposed sale be executed, be scattered into all parts of the earth, and their once happy home broken up. • • • m The Guardians of the Ruthin Union are not content with looking after the bodies of paupers, but they also show great interest in their souls. The Guardians have two classes of paupers to deal with, the in-door paupers and the out-door paupers and they propose to deal with the two classes by two different methods. In the first case, the gospel is to be brought to the pauper, and in the second, the pauper is to be brought to the gospel. I fail to see, however, how the Guardians are going to accomplish the second, however sincere and well-meaning their efforts may be. A mere resolution like that passed at the last meeting of the Guardians will not do much good. The Guardians—and other people- may I notice' things'with regret,' and no I doubt they-and the other people—' are of opinion that it is desirable that the paupers should show a good example in the matter of attending religious services.' Surely, is not the boot on the other leg? This is the first time I have heard of paupers being expec- ted to set a good example. I should think this more a matter for Guardians and others who, with more independence, and greater comforts might-and perhaps do- set a good example to the paupers. The proposition seems to have emanated from the Rev. Mr. Reece, and possibly he is of opinion that it is useless to expect good examples from the great ones of Church and State, and that reform must begin at the other end. There seems to be very good grounds for calling attention to the in-door paupers of the Ruthin Union, and the arrangement for their religious services. Out of a total of 82 paupers in the house, 18 went out on Sundays to the various churches and chapels, but no provision was practically made for the spiritual comfort of the re- maining 64. From the 1st of July last to the 13th of February, religious services had been held in the Howie on 17 Sundays, no priest, parson, or preacher having attended on 15 Sundays. During the same period, only four weekly services had been held. It was Mr. T. H. Roberts who brought this question to the front, and it was high time that it should be ventilated. But who is to blame 1 According to Mr. Ro- berts (who is a Conservative) 'the Non- conformists had indeed attended very well, but not the Warden of Rutbin and bis curate It appears that during the seven months mentioned, the Warden and his curate attended only three times, and yet the largest number of the paupers belonged to the Church of England. To be precise, out of a total 82 in door paupers, 36 are of the Church of England persuasion. In other words, forty per cent. are Church of England, and the state paid parsons only ministered to the wants of this forty per cent. three times in seven months. It can- not be said that the Warden of Ruthin has no time for these duties. He is very regu- lar in his attendance on the Beneh, where, to say the least, it is possible to do without him. His first duty is to his flock. He is a preacher by profession, but only au amateur lawyer.
DENBIGBL The May Queen.-The Ladies' committee connected with the May Day demonstrations have appointed Miss Phyllis Pierce Hugbes as;May Queen for this year. Six maids of honour and two pages have also been selected. Preaching Meeting. The anniversary preaching meetings of the Wesleyan deno- mination were held on Sunday and Monday last, at Pendref chapel. The preachers were Rev. J. P. Roberts, Coedpoeth; Rev. W. Caenog Jones, Tregarth, and the Rev. W. Lefroy Yorke, of Rhyl, the latter of whom preached in English. The services were attended on both days by large con- gregations. A IVovel Birth-day Present.-On Thursday, one cf our most respected tradesmen cele- brated'his birth day,and among the presents he received was one decided novelty. It was a China saucer, to which was firmly glued a coin-the humble half-penny. Need- less to say that this unique present came from an anonymous contributor. We are unable to give the meaning of the gift. It is allegorical, and probably, ecclesiastic. Tht Farningham Band.-The band from the Homes for little boys at Farningham, paid a visit to the town on Tuesday, and gave two excellent entertainments in the Assembly Rooms, the evening performance being well attended by an enthusiastic audience. The band, during intervals, paraded the streets also, giving an excellent account of themselves, their performance, considering the age of the instrumentalists being highly meritorious. The boys were
PROVIDENT SOCIETY. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the above society was held at the Council Chamber, Town Hall, on Saturday evening, under the presidency of the Mayor (Mr. E. Tumour). There was but a small number of members present. The minutes cf the last annual meeting hav- ing been read by the Secretary (Mr. William Roberth), and confirmed, The Mayor, in his address from the chair, said this was the second year in succession he had the honour of occupying that position, and it was quite possible that he would repeat him- self in the few remarks he had to make. It was, indeed, rather hard to evolve something new every year but he would say, at the out- set, that lie felt extremely grateful to the managers of the society for having honoured him by asking him to preside on the present occasion (hear, hear). It was a matter of great pleasure to him to be able to do anything he could to further the interests of the old Den- bigh Benefit Society (applause). This year was what might be termed a red letter year in the history of the society, because forty years ago, it wa,s started, and ever since its commence- ment it had gone on with increasing vitality, and that day, they found, as the result of this vitality and energy, the satisfactory sum of L- 1,028 12s. 7d. as assets up to date (hear, bear, and applause). An equally pleasing fact is, that the liabilities of the society were nil (applause)- This could only be said about very few societies indeed. He regretted to state that, at the pre- sent moment, only three persons were alive who were present at the inaugurating meeting of the society 40 years ago-Mrs. Townshend Mainwaring, Mr. Gold Edwards, and Dr. J, 11. Hughes. The late Mr. Gee and the late Mr. E. T. Jones were also present at- the inaugurat- ing meeting, and after them came his late father a.nd the Rev. Mr. Lewis, the old Vicar of Denbigh, and the late Mr. Wynne Edwards, who were all members of the society. The ffret that the society was founded and supported by persons such as these accounted, to a great extent, for the excellent balance sheet and thriving affairs of the society generally (hear, hear). In mentioning outside help, he begged to appeal, through the press, to friends in tha neighbourhood to come forward to help them t') carry on the excellent work of the society (hear, hear). Last year, he made a few remarks about charity beginning at home. With such ex- cellent charities existing in their midst, as those they had in Denbigh, it would be far better, in his opinion, for people living in the II vicinity to render help to a local club or society, than many other charities, because they could see for themselves into what channels their money went, and what objects were carried out (hear, hear). He did not in any way de- precate the giving to charity all round, but when opportunities occurred, and when they had so many charities in connection with the town, he thought these people would be doing a kinder action by giving their assistance to charities in the immediate neighbourhood than to other charities, as to which it was difficult to say how they were administered. He need not point out the advantages of this. society to working men, who, by its assistance, would be enable to put something by for a rainy day. If belonging to the society, they would be entitled to a great many benefits One of the greatest benefits was, that the members would get skil- .a ful medical assistance' t their own homes (hear, hear). This society differed from other societies in the town inasmuch as the money was under the complete control of the members. Other societies might give dinners, and walk about the streets with banners, &c., but these kind of things were net of lasting benefits to the mem- I bers, and he hoped that more working men of the town would be influenced to. become members of this most excellent club (applause). In conclusion, he begged to congratulate the Secretary, the Treasurer (Mr. Anwyl), the Managers, and the Medical Officer, on the satis- factory state of the balance sheet (hear, hear). They ought indeed to he very proud of having such a flourishing benefit society in their midst (hear, hear). His worship then read a letter from Mr. T. Gold Edwards, who said it was out of his power to attend the meeting that; night. His absence should not be put down to indifference, as be took -is warm an interest in the welfare of the society now as he did when it was established, and he was glad to see it in such a satisfactory condition. The reading of the letter was much cheered. The statement of accounts was then submitted to the meeting for adoption. This statement showed that the receipts for the year were as follows :-Balance in Trea- surer's hands, jE29 16s. lid.; monthly subscrip- tions, fl64 12s. 6d.; one year's interest OIl £ 350, £14; interest from Post Office Savings Bank, fl4 19s. lid. rules, &c., Is. 3d. hon- members subscriptions, £ 14 13s.; total, f38 7d. The payments were as follows Sick p&y- membeis' own fund, JE16 lis. lOd. sick fmHl, £ 24,3s.2d. withdrawals, deaths, removals &c., £ 27 18s. 3d. doctor's bill, 941 6s. Id. secre- tary's salary, 1:12 treasurer's do., 96; hall- keeper for fires, 18s. 6d.; printing, El 2s. (,I. stationery, stamps, &c., 14s. paid to bank, £ 96 19s. lid. j balance in treasurer's hands, £ 10 9s. 4d. The total value of the society is £ 1,02812s. 7d. The total number of members is 223, and of honorary members, 21.
High Street, Denbigh, Bespoke Tailoring Department. TJ. WILLIAMS begs to announce that he has -L changed his Cutter, having secured the services Mr. WILLIAM WILKINS, who held the appointment of Cutter at Mr. SAM BELLS, London Street, Southport, Gents and Ladies' First Class Tailoring Establishment, where he gave entire satisfaction; and T.J. W. feels confident that his skill and experience will give equal satisfaction to big customers. T.J.W. begs to inform his patrons that he has just received a large variety of the most fashionable and best WOOLLENS for the coming season, consisting of SUITINGS, TROUSERINGS, OVERCOATINGS, &c. LIVERIES trimmed out in best style. I Charges strictly moderate. Patterns and Prices on Application. A trial order respectfully solicited.
LITERARY AND MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT. Under the presidency of Mr William Parry, cnwyd Villas, a literary and musical entertainment W-JS given at the Vron chapel on Tuesday night. The proceedings were opened by the singing of a hymn, the president following with an instructive address. The programme was as follows Adjudication upon written answers and questions from the Rhodd Mam for those under )0 years of age. Three competed, lqt, Thos. Jones, Brondyffryn 2nd, Maggie Davies, Vron Terrace, and the chairman gave an extra prize to John Wm. Jones, Vron. In the Scriptural examination for those under 21 years of age, Mary Smith, Ala- vowlia, was awarded the first prize. For reciting the Welsh alphabet for those under 10 years of age, the prizes were equally divided between the following:— Thomas John Davies, Vron; John William Jones, Vron Thomas Jones, Brondyffryn Ada Vaughan, ard Maggie Davies, Vron. In the spelling competition limited to those under 13 years of age, seven competed, the first prize going to Aneurin Ingman, Vron, and the second to Thomas Jones, Brondyffryn. Richard Roberts, Alavowlia, contributed a song C 01 rhowch i mi fy ngloew gledd in good style. For the best papers upon questions on the first nine chapters on the Gospel of Mark, for those under 16 years of age 1st, John Hooson, Colomendy; 2nd, Claudia Thomas, Post Office Lane. Ditto for those under 13 years of age 1st, Lumley Thomas, Post Office Lane 2nd, Hooson, Colomendy, and Aneurin Ing- man was presented with an extra prize by the chairman. In the class under 10 years of age the first prize went to Thomas Jones, Bron- dyffryn the second prize being divided be- tween Maggie Jones, and John Wm. Jones, Vron. For the best answers to questions on the 8th chapter of tbe HySbrddwr 1st, Mary Thomas, Ty Coch; 2nd, Claudia Thomas, Post Office Lane. In the impromptu singing competition for those under 18 years of age, seven com- peted 1st, Walter Owen Hughes, Rose Villa; 2nd, John Jones. Aneurin Ingman was the only one who competed on the competition on the 5th chapter of the Hyfforddwr,' and he was adjudged worthy of the prize. A very interesting competition took place next. Several competitors came forward to enumerate Scriptural words with the initial letter D.; The first was Aneurin Ingman the second prize going to Lumley Thomas, Post Office Lane. On the motion of Mr. Mills, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the chairman for his services in the chair. Mr. Gwilym Parry was adjudicator of the class under 21 years of age, and Mr. J. J. Evans in the classes under 16, 13, and 10. The miscellaneous subjects were adjudica- ted upon by Mr D. H. Davies, B.A., and the Rev. Richard Griffiths, Mr. R. G. Jones, High Street, being the musical adjudicator.
BOROUGH POLICE COURT. Friday.—Before Messrs. W. Mellard (in the chair), John Davies, and T. W. Bowdage. MASTER AND SERVANT. John Robinson, Coed AccaB, summoned John Jones,ia farm servant, for absenting himself from his services without giving a reason for doing so. Mr. A. O. Evans appeared for the plaintiff, and said that Mr. Robinson claimed f 2 damages from the defendant, under the following cir. cumstances In May, 1898, the plaintiff en- gaged defendant at a salary of X9 a year and his washing. The defendant left on the 8th of February last, and took his sister, who was also a servant of the plaintiff, with him, and broke open a lock and got his box. It was just the time the defendant was wanted, when he ran away. There were El 3e. 4d. due to the defen- dant, but it had been forfeited. He, therefore. asked the bench to award plaintiff the C2 damages, so that a stop might be put to this kind of business. John Robinson said he engaged the defendant in May, to serve for 12 months. He was en- gaged as an agricultural servant. His f.,wages were £9 and his washing. He (plaintiff) had an occasion to complain about defendant's conduct, because he was running out of the house be- tween two and three o'clock in the morning. Defendant then became "cheeky," and, witness added, 'plenty of that comes from Rnthm.' He told defendant that he could find a, place at Ruthin for him, and defendant; said he could do a month nicely. Defendant: Did 1 not give you a month's notice? Plaintiff: No. Defendants Didn't you tell me to go td h——, when I gave you the month's notice! Plaintiff; Never such a thing. John Jones (defendant) said that his mftBier was rowing him.every morning, and he, there- fore, gave him a month's notice. When the month came, he went to the house for his box, and plaintiff went after him, and got hold of his neck and threw him out. Plaintiff was employing tramps to work, and then putting defendant to sleep with them. Cross examined by Mr. A. O. Evans, defen- dant said he had never heard so much cursing since he had come to this district. He had not been accustomed to cursing himself. He made a complaint to the plaintiff that the food was bad. The food he got was Irish stew, and that was smelling. He agreed with Mr. Robinson that he had engaged him until the 1st of May. There were 26s. due to him. Mr. Mellard (to plaintiff): Is it a fact that this man slept with the tramps? Plaintiff: No. Is it true that you swore at him ? No. Is it true that you put your fist in his face and threw him out of the house ? No. Mr. Bowdage: Did he give you a month's notice ? No. The bench decided to give judgment for plain- tiff for 10s. and 9s. costs, payable by instal- ments of 10B. a month. THE QUESTION OF COSTS. Inspector Thomas, of the N.S P.C.C., made an application to the court for the remittance of the court fees in the case of William Hughes who was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment for having abused his little girl. He said that the court fees had been returned in Ruthin the week previously. The bench granted the application. BREACH OF THE BYELAWS. Before Messrs. R. C. B. Clough and T. W. Bowdage, William Lloyd, Lloc, Whitford, was sum- moned by Mr. John Davies, Borough Surveyor, for having exposed a horse for sale in High Street on the 14th of February last, contrary to the byelaws. Defendant pleaded guilty, and said he had never been to a iair in Denbigh before, and, therefore, did not know the rules. The bench ordered defendant tc pay the coats --8s. 6d.
accommodated by various people in the town, so that no expense was incurred by their visit beyond travelling expenses. Collections were made in the room, and for some days previous to their visit, col lecting boxes had been sent to most of the hotels and public houses throughout the town. The proceeds of these boxes realised a handsome amount. Phonograplty.-It has been our privilege lately to record the success of several young people of the town in the art of phono- graphy, and this week we have to add to their number. Mr. Thomas Roberts, youngest son of Mr. Thos. Roberts, Market Vaults, has gained Pitman's elementary certificate for proficiency in the art, whilst Mr. Arthur H. Evans, son of the Rev. Joseph Evans, took the theory certificate. The latter was a member of the shorthand class at the Technical School. We wish both further success. Concert at Green Chapel.-A very success- ful concert was held at Green Independent chapel on Thursday evening, the proceeds of which were devoted in aid of the cause. The Rev. T. Jones, pastor, presided. The chapel was well filled with an enthusiastic audience, and the financial as well as the artistic success of the concert is assured. Songs were contributed by Messrs. Daniels, Jones (Penpalmant), T. Bartley, Haydn Evans, T. Meirion Jones, Miss Ettie Salus- bury, Misses Emma and Gwladys Roberts, and Mrs. Morgan Evans. The accompanists were Mr.T.W. Salusbury and Mr. A. Bellamy. Death and Funeral of Mr. R. T. Myddleton. -Mr. R. T. Myddleton was only a young man in his eighteenth year, but he is sorely missed at this office. During the time he was with us he proved himself, although so young, a Christian young man, and a manly fellow. Hisprincipalcbaracteristicsprobably were willingness, obedience, good temper, and a desire always to do his duty. If justification was by works, we should have good hopes of Tommy (as he was affectio- nately called), but during his long illness he showed that he was full of faith as well as work, and although he was a young man who clung to life, he was well prepared for death. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Myddleton, 33, Millward's Terrace, of this town, and much sympathy is felt for hissorrowingparentswhohave thus lost their first-born, on Saturday last. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, and was largely attended. The Rev. Evan Jones (C.M.) conducted a brief service at the house, the rector (Rev. Dan Davies) officiating at Whitchurch and at the grave aide. The mournful procession was headed by the employees of Messrs. Gee and Son, and a large number of the public followed the hearse. Mr. and Mrs. Myddleton desire to thank all those who made kind inquiries, and assisted them in various ways.